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right? if you win three games in the national football league, you get fired. but, kathleen sebelius is in charge of this rollout. it's a disaster. but she doesn't get fired? i don't understand. i don't get it. >> no, but, bill, look, obamacare, i believe is, good for this country. more people are insured, costs go down. we should focus on that. but, yes, yes. they have to fix this rollout problem. they have got to fix it it i'm with you on that. >> thank you, governor, we appreciate you coming on tonight. >> directly ahead, were we as a nation better off in the 1950s than we are today? a powerful talking points moments away. [ dennis' voice ] allstate quickfoto claim. [ normal voice ] it's an app. you understand that? just take photos of the damage with your phone and upload them to allstate. really? so you get [dennis' voice] a quicker estimate, quicker payment, [normal voice] quicker back to normal. i just did it. but maybe you can find an app that will help you explain this to your...father. [ vehicle approaches ] [ dennis ] introducing quickfoto claim. just another way allstate
fired. but, kathleen sebelius is in charge of this rollout. it's a disaster. but she doesn't get fired? i don't understand. i don't get it. >> no, but, bill, look, obamacare, i believe is, good for this country. more people are insured, costs go down. we should focus on that. but, yes, yes. they have to fix this rollout problem. they have got to fix it it i'm with you on that. >> thank you, governor, we appreciate you coming on tonight. >> directly ahead, were we as a nation better off in the 1950s than we are today? the 1950s than we are today? a powerful hi honey, did you get e toaster cozy? yep. got all the cozies. [ grandma ] with n fedex one rate, i could ll a box and ship it r one flat rate. so i kn untilt was full. you'd be crazy not to. is tt nana? [ male announcer ] fedex one rate. simple, flat rate shipping with the reliability of fedex. so i deserve a small business credit card with amazing rewards. with the spark cascard from capital one, i get 2% cash back on ery purchase, every day. i break my back around here. finally soone's recognizing me with unlimited rewards! meetin
? >> my turkey of the year, kathleen sebelius. she's going to oversee could be the biggest fail in the history of american politics, the obama care website. it will probably end up being a multi-billion dollar beta testing of the american people. do we have some sound of that? >> i'm going to try and download every movie ever made and you're going to try to sign up for obama care and we'll see what happens first. how many have signed up thus far? >> fully enrolled? i can't tell you. >> oh, boy. >> but that would have been -- if it's funny in the first week, but if she were to go back on jon stewart show tomorrow the day after thanksgiving, that same exact thing would probably happen, run out of time. andrea, you are next. you have a good one. >> yeah, i was going to do the irs and then i got nervous that i would be audited. it's like a turkey thing. let's move on, but at least i got mine in. continuing with kimberly's mayoral thing. remember bob filner who assaulted, what was it, 10 total, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12. it was a democrat but no women in california wanted to weigh in on that
that it is supposed to. and folks are working 24 sla/7 make sure that happens. >> aids to ahhs secretary kathleen sebelius acknowledged about 20,000 people were able to use the web site to purchase private health insurance in the first month of signups. it will be a significantly different user experience. >> the system will not work perfectly on december 1st but it will better than it did in october. if with he experience extraordinary demand they will not be able to complete the application. >> to avoid crashes they have delayed the on-line enrollment of small businesses for one year. >> james rose inten, live in washington, thanks. >>> as the obama administration does damage control, a group gets a million dollar grant to success enrollment success stories. it is called families usa called the voice of healthcare consumers. the grant given by the robert wood johnson foundation is meant to help the trugroup expand the data base of real people sharing their stories of enrolling in obamacare. >> most of the estimated 425 families have beening waited after a train derailment and chemical smil have
't gotten around to it yet, i think. >> reporter: health and human services secretary, kathleen sebelius is hoping for success. she posted shopping tips online reminding people to avoid peak hours. it's still a definite work in progress. the administration says it will have the site working for most people by the end of tomorrow. they are asking people to wait until december 1st to try to log in. just after this happens, it's going to be initially difficult to determine the progress we have seen because they only release enrollment numb biers once a month. i'm danielle lee, nbc news. >>> let's look at the chilly evening. the temperatures expected to drop below freezing. >> we have team coverage with meteorologist veronica johnson here and chief meteorologist doug kammerer. doug, let's start with you. did santa show up yet? >> reporter: he showed up. he blamed it on the weather. we had a discussioneverything is fine. he came in and as you can see, the tree has been lit here. we had close to 5,000 people here watching the tree lighting. everybody on the other side, we are listening to the
to it yet, i think. >> health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius posted shopping tips online reminding people to avoid peak hours saying the website is improving, but still a work in progress. determining how much the website improved after tomorrow could be difficult because the administration only releases enrollment numbers once a month. >>> the family of a d.c. national guardsman whose body was found says the death was an accident. his body was found floating in baltimore on wednesday. his family says he died accidentally after leaving a bar with friends and walking toward his parked car. he was named the d.c. international guard airman of the year. his parents say they will accept the award on his behalf this week. >>> a team of volunteers launching a searching if a missing teen. she was last seen in august at a gas station. the 17-year-old from nelson county told her family she was going to lynchburg the night she disappeared. her car was found in a parking lot three days later. police arrested randy taylor in connection with her disappearance. her cell phone last pinge
neat to look at. >> aides to hhs secretary kathleen sebelius confirmed on wednesday that the web site won't be ready to handle small businesses' purchases of health insurance for their employees until this time next year, prompting this response from republican national committee chairman. with each passing day, it's clear how much worse obamacare is than a web site full of glitches. yet again the administration has made a wholesale change to their signature piece of legislation because of the disastrous impact it is having on americans. it's time we stop delays pieces of obamacare, he concluded, and scrap it and start over with common sense reforms. uninsured individuals who want to avoid paying that fine must purchase their health coverage by march 31. back to you in new york. >> thank you, james rosen, from d.c. >> thanks. >>> as the deadline approaches, we've seen a couple of closed door meetings taking place with democrats who are concerned certainly about their reelection and want to go find out from the administration what exact israeli going to happen. we know vice president b
they are making that point. interestingly just today, hhs secretary kathleen sebelius post add blog, some shopping tips, if you will, for folks who want to purchase health insurance. the first tip is shop healthcare.gov during off peak hours during mornings, nights, weekends. she goes on to say have your in come and tax information ready when you log on. if you need to talk to someone, use the call center. they provide the number there. usualing people to logon on off peak hours really underscores the point this is still a work in progress. they say tech experts working 24/7 to have this site functioning smoothly by this weekend. i've been speaking to some folks, tech experts who say, look, it's not just about being able to support 50,000 people at one time, it's making sure those people can enroll quickly and without experiencing too many error messages. what would success look like for the administration ? well, by monday i hope officials hope stories will come out of people getting on and able to enroll and aren't met with a number of antidotes about people experiencing more error messages. a l
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kathleen sebelius, have all said about single payers over the years. >> i happen to be a proponent of single payer universal health care. that's what i'd like to see. as all of you know, we may not get there immediately. >> i'm all for a single payer system. i think what we have to do is work with what we've got to close the gap. >> obama care is a step in the right direction but we're far from something that's going to work. >> i myself would have preferred public option but this is a compromise. >> is that the end game all along? bob, wasn't it their goal to get a single payer as part of obama care? there just wasn't enough democratic votes when they were trying to push it through? >> no, remember, they wanted a public option to be able to compete in the insurance marketplace and the insurance industry went crazy and so they dropped it because of that. the earlier thing that was said, this was about the single payer, that had always been something a lot of us wanted. when the democrats took over both the house and the senate and the white house, there was still a lot of hope you
of heckal glitches and outages. that led health .human services secretary kathleen sebelius to call the verizon ceo as well as sparking heavy criticism from both republicans and democrats in congress. now, the centers for medicare and medicaid services says its contract with caremark had been set to end last summer. hp was awarded the contract. a spokesperson declined meant on whether the transition from terremark to hp would affect the website's operation. the obama administration has said it plans to have healthcare.gov working smoothly for most users this weekend. part of the fixes involve doubling the capacity to the site can handle 50,000 users at once. sources tell reuters there are concerns about the site's ability to handle that many users because of problems with the server and switches run by, you guess it it, very rison. got it? >> i need al ka seltzer, hampton. >> it is pretty amazing. and, again, there's both obviously very real problems for people trying to find out what healthcare.gov and obama care is all about and the political fallout, as well. >> hampton, thank yo
kathleen sebelius is urging customers to shop healthcare.gov at off-peak hours, that would be mornings, evenings and weekends, and the idea of course is not to overwhelm that site. withering criticism of the initial rollout of healthcare.gov has intensified the pressure on the administration to get this fix right for saturday. the white house hopes it can do that, at least for the vast majority of users. >> and this website is going to get fixed. >> reporter: healthcare.gov opened for business october 1st and it's been a disastrous two months. the site crashed, unable to cope with people trying to sign up. small businesses still won't be able to use the site for another year. insurance industry insiders tell cnn some customers' personal data is getting mangled or even lost. the white house says the site will be able to handle 50,000 users at one time, but they admit there will be times after saturday when healthcare.gov does not function properly, and they're bracing for another possible huge surge in volume that could force some people into virtual waiting lines for call-backs. offici
a faster and youers will face fewer errors. kathleen is h sebelius has some, to shop the website during off peak times and don't be afraid to comparison shop to get the best deal. we will gather to the health policy reporter for the wall street journey, she's in washington tonight. they said it won't be perfect, do you think it will be largely problem free. >> what we're hearing some of the front-end problems have been fixed so the site looks better, the pages load faster, some of the back end problems the administration has acknowledged there are still problems. they're still tripping up the identity page. these are problems that could be exacerbated by a volume of people come together site. >> will most people be able to log onto the website and buy insurance? >> the best way to think about these problems is that they're hidden to a large number of people. but they're very real problems and hard to fix. the vast majority of people may see a better using experience on this site. what remains to be seen is whether a good number of people are still getting tripped up by the back end problem.
, health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius promised visitors to the obamacare web site will have a, quote, vastly improved experience. any details on what that means? >> reporter: well, heather and gregg, good amp. as you say, white house and hhs officials alike are seeking to dampen expectations, cautioning us not even to view this as a relaunch per se. in its first deeply troubled month online, healthcare.gov was only able to steer 27,000 visitors amongst the millions who logged on to the desired goal of purchasing health insurance online. >> because of the numerous upgrades in both software and ard ware over the last month, on december 1st, healthcare.gov will be able to handle 50,000 users at the same time. however, if there are extraordinarily high spikes in traffic which exceed the site's capacity, consumers will be put in a new advanced queuing system that will give them an expected wait time or allow them to be notified via e-mail when they can return to the site. >> at the dreamworks animation studios earlier this week, president obama acknowledged the, quote,
do have the latest is kathleen sebelius, who is the hhs secretary, has a little squib in huffington post, and these are issues, calling them holiday shopping tips for using healthcare.gov. and essentially, what she's saying, i'll give you some of them. she says shop healthcare.gov. that, again, is that website, the troubled website, during off-peak hours. mornings, nights, and weekends. then second, have your income and tax information ready when you logon. and comparison shop to get the best deal. so these are some suggestions, but behind the scenes, they have this team of tech experts who are working around the clock, trying to get to the point. it won't be a final fix, at least that's what they're saying. i think probably trying to downplay some of the expectations. it won't be a final fix, but they want to get it to the point where they can get 55,000 people or so online at the same time. not more -- possibly overwhelming it. there are a lot of technical fixes, but we will see because tomorrow is the deadline. they're self-imposed. they set it up, we'll see if they can meet it.
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